Bell Microproducts To Distribute Celestica’s
AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Server Products
Bell Microproducts to Offer Celestica’s Value-Added 1U and 4U Server Solutions
San Jose, CA --
Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), a top industry supplier to OEMs, System Integrators, VARs and Resellers, announced today the signing of an agreement with Celestica to distribute their full line of 1U and 4U server solutions throughout North America. These include server solutions based on the AMD Opteron™ processor family.
Celestica, together with AMD, has created the Validated Server Program in order to offer solution providers with servers that deliver quality, performance and reliability, along with end-to-end service and support. As part of the agreement, Bell Microproducts will distribute the A8440 4U 4P based on the AMD Opteron processor 800 Series, a 4-way capable rack-server, and the A2210 1U 2P based on the AMD Opteron processor 200 Series, a 2-way capable rack-server. These are available in both barebones and fixed configurations. These server solutions are scalable and configurable to satisfy demanding requirements for processing, storage and networking. Extensive software and hardware compatibility testing has been completed to provide uncomplicated deployment and operation.
Bell Microproducts will support Celestica’s product line with its Forecast-Driven Materials Management, Logistics, Automated Tools, and Integrated Supply-Chain Management programs.
“Celestica’s products fit extremely well with our overall business strategy of representing the finest suppliers of technology,” states George Papajohn, Vice President of Industrial Products for Bell Microproducts. “Celestica’s reputation for manufacturing technology products at the leading edge of world-class quality, coupled with Bell Microproducts focus upon providing our customers with the finest array of technical services, system level integration and product delivery logistics capabilities will be valued by our customers. These solutions provide particular value to customers that employ computing and storage components to deliver products as diverse as medical imaging, web-site hosting, defense systems and Internet security appliances and telecommunications.”
“We are excited to be working with Bell Microproducts as it will play an integral role in helping Celestica to meet the evolving needs of the solution provider community,” said Steve VanBinsbergen, Vice President and General Manager of Celestica’s Computing Systems Unit. “Celestica and Bell Microproducts will offer solution providers exceptional value with high-quality server solutions, strong customer service and support and fast time-to-market through the distribution channel.”
“The combination of Celestica and Bell Microproducts’ manufacturing, service and support, along with leading-edge server products based on the AMD Opteron processor, is great news for the system builder and reseller communities,” said Ben Williams, vice president of Enterprise and Server/Workstation Business at AMD. “Both companies have a focus similar to AMD’s – delivering industry-leading products that satisfy the business needs of the customer.”
Celestica’s 1U and 4U server solutions are now available from Bell Microproducts.
Celestica is a world leader in the delivery of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS). Celestica operates a highly sophisticated global manufacturing network with operations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, providing a broad range of integrated services and solutions to leading OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). A recognized leader in quality, technology and supply chain management, Celestica provides competitive advantage to its customers by improving time-to-market, scalability and manufacturing efficiency.
For further information on Celestica, visit its website at www.celestica.com
About Bell Microproducts
Bell Microproducts is an international, value-added provider of a wide range of high-technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial and commercial markets. The company's offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems, back-up products, storage management software, and extensive support, integration and installation services. Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
The company's products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration, and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9001:2000 facilities. Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand name product lines, as well as its own Rorke Data storage brands, to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators in the Americas and Europe. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at www.bellmicro.com